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Violent Histories

Violence, Culture and Identity in France from Surrealism to the Néo-polar


David Gascoigne

Contents: David Gascoigne: Introduction: France’s Violent Histories – Peter Read: French Surrealism and la démoralisation de l’Occident in 1932 and 2001 – David Gascoigne: André Malraux’s musée imaginaire of Violence – Kirsteen Anderson: Sartre and Jewishness: From Identificatory Violence to Ethical Reparation – Toby Garfitt: Camus between Malraux and Grenier: Violence, Ethics and Art – Mairéad Hanrahan: Genet and the Cultural Imperialism of Chartres Cathedral – Dervila Cooke: Violence and the Prison of the Past in Recent Works by Patrick Modiano: Des Inconnues, La Petite Bijou, ‘Éphéméride’, and Accident nocturne – Alan Morris: Roman noir, années noires: The French Néo-Polar and the Occupation’s Legacy of Violence – Margaret-Anne Hutton: From the Dark Years to 17 October 1961: Personal and National Identity in Works by Didier Daeninckx, Leïla Sebbar and Nancy Huston – David Platten: Violence and the Saint: Political Commitment in the Fiction of Jean Amila.